Are you ready for fall? Now is the time to create a warm and cozy fall fireplace mantel. Take a look at these simple mantel fall decor ideas. Stick around to the end of the post for a fall decor tour of our family room and also hop to a few other blogs for more fall home tours!
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It is crazy how one moment you can be fully immersed in summer and the next moment, it is early fall and everyone is thinking about pumpkins and apples! Even though I am not ready to see summer go, I ended up putting out our fall decorations last week.
One reason I like to decorate early for the season is that I need to bring out all of my fall decorations so that I know what I have. The stores are BRIMMING with fall decorations and it is easy to get caught up in wanting new seasonal decorations. So, by putting out the fall decorations that I already have, I am less likely to buy new things!
I’ve mentioned recently that I planned to go with simple fall decorations. I held true to my plan and I keep our fall decorations simple and streamlined. Our family room is one of my favorite rooms in the house and I like to make it feel cozy and comfortable. So I swapped out just a few things for fall including our coffee table, pillows and blankets and our fireplace mantel.
Simple Fall Mantel Decor Ideas
For our fall fireplace mantel, I mixed year round decorations with a few fall pieces. I try to use as much year round decor mixed in with seasonal decorations. Over the years, I have pared down my seasonal decor so that I do not have to store a lot of stuff.
Each season, I take a look at my seasonal decorations and get rid of things I do not love. After a year in storage, seasonal decorations do not always look as great as in the previous year. So it is pretty easy to let go of some of the stuff. In fact, this year, I got rid of a huge bin of pumpkins.
One of my favorite places to decorate in the family room is the fireplace mantel. Since our house has an open concept, we can see the family room fireplace from the kitchen. So, I like to have the fireplace be a warm and inviting focal point.
This fall, I started with a few year round decorations and then added in a few fall decorations. We’ve had these white washed wood candle sticks for years and I usually have them out all year. Sometimes I group them together and sometimes I put them like I did here with two on one side and one on the other.
Last year, I bought this yellow potted arrangement and it was displayed in our kitchen. This year, I put it on our fireplace mantel. One easy way to change seasonal decorations and make old items feel new is to put things in new places each year.
I recently bought the rustic brown and blue vase from Marshalls. I plan to keep it out all year on the mantel but the colors work really well for fall. Since I have a lot of other colorful fall flowers in the room, I stuck to green leaves in the vase for now.
We have had the fall leaves and berry garland for many years.
I love that there are little candy corns on the garland too!
Pretty soon, we will be able to turn on the fireplace and I can not wait.
There is nothing better than getting cozy on the couch with a warm blanket and a fire going in the fireplace.
Fall Mantel Decor with TV
If you have a TV above your fireplace, you know how hard it can be too make the TV blend into the decor. Earlier this year, we needed a new TV, so we bought the Samsung Frame Art TV. Now, we no longer have to look at a large black box above the fireplace. We can swap out the TV screensaver with free art or pay a few dollars for TV art on Etsy.
I like that the Frame Art TV lays flat against the wall so that we can still decorate on the fireplace mantel. Our old TV stuck out a bit, so we had little room to put anything under the TV.
There is a lot of inexpensive TV art on Etsy. You can search for whatever season or theme you want. I searched for Samsung TV fall art and found a lot of different options. We settled on this Fall TV art. The tones of the art work are muted and the picture blends in so well with our fall fireplace mantel decor.
If you do not have a Art TV, you can still display fall pictures on your TV. A quick Google search for how to display art on your TV when you do not have an Art TV will help you get started!
Inexpensive Fall Mantel Decor
You do not have to spend a lot of money on fall mantel decorating. Try to incorporate decor that you already have with some Autumn decor.
Fall Family Room Decor
Since the main focus point of the family room is the fireplace mantel, I can keep the fall decorations simple for the rest of the room.
Just swapping out pillows, blanket and flowers can make a big impact. I changed out the summer floral stems with these orange and yellow faux blossom stems. Also, I brought out this vintage round tray and added in a few books and a pumpkin candle. An easy tip for decorating with books is to take the book covers off. Then, you have neutral looking books to display anywhere.
We use a lot of blankets in our family room. So, I changed out the summer blanket with this burnt orange throw blanket. It is nice to get a fall feeling in the home by making texture and color changes instead of adding in a bunch of fall knick knacks and decorations.
I brought out my favorite Halloween pillow cover. I’ve had this pumpkin pillow cover for years and it is still a favorite. If you keep fall decor simple, it is easy to incorporate a few Halloween decorations too!
That is really it for our fall family room decorations. In the evening, if I light a candle or just turn on side table lamps, it feels so cozy in this room. I have to admit, that I am excited for cool crisp evenings when we can turn on the fireplace.
Have you started to decorate for fall? While there can sometimes be a debate on when you “should” decorate for a holiday or season, it is truly up to you! The same thing can be said for how many decorations you display. If you like a lot of pumpkins, go for it. And if you decide not to put out a lot of fall decorations that is okay too. Do what makes you happy and do not worry about following any sort of social media expectations!
I’ve teamed up with other bloggers for a Fall Home Decor Tour! Be sure to check out these ladies’ posts for more fall decor inspiration:
Love. Lake. Living Fall Decor Inspiration
Lake Life State of Mind DIY Fall Signs for Your Home
Intentional Motherhood Budget Friendly Fall Decorations